BMW 5-Series G30 LCI

  • 2022 BMW 530i M Sport with M Performance Parts package in Malaysia – limited to 30 units, RM421k

    The G30 BMW 5 Series facelift, which was introduced in May last year, is now available with a M Performance Parts package through Auto Bavaria, with both the 530e M Sport and 530i M Sport versions getting the dress-up treatment. The specially-kitted 5er LCI is a limited edition run of only 30 units.

    Seen here on the 530i M Sport, the package (which is similar on both models) adds on a M Performance high gloss black kidney grille, M Performance carbon-fibre mirror covers, M Performance paddle shifters, M Performance carbon-fibre steering cover elements and M Performance floor mats.

    The edition also gets gloss black air duct trim, LED door light projectors, an Advanced Car Eye 2.0 dashcam and some 50th anniversary M bits, with M50 Years wheel caps and front/rear emblems going on. Aside from the dress-up items, buyers will also get a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra mobile phone, a Sttoke ceramic cup and complimentary tinting with the car.

    Price-wise, the 530i M Sport with the M Performance Parts package goes for RM420,800, while the 530e M Sport plug-in hybrid with the M Performance Parts package is priced at RM362,800. For comparison, the standard 530i M Sport is priced at RM402,800, while the 530e M Sport goes for RM358,217.

    No mechanical changes or revision in output on both variants – on the 530i, the familiar B48 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers 252 PS from 5,200 to 6,500 rpm and 350 Nm of torque between 1,450 and 4,800 rpm, with power sent to the rear via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

    In the 530e, the B48 application produces 184 PS from 5,000 to 6,500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque between 1,350 and 4,000 rpm, with a 50 kW (68 PS) electric motor helping to take total system output up to 252 PS and 420 Nm, the same as the pre-facelift model.

    The additional M Performance Parts kit goes on top of an M Sport package already fitted on both cars. The latter features larger front air intakes with a U-shaped contour running into the headlights, plus a redesigned rear bumper with a contrasting grey bumper insert and trapezoidal tailpipes, the exterior completed by 19-inch Y-spoke Style 845 M alloy wheels.

    Inside, the M Sport pack in the standard car adds on a thicker three-spoke steering wheel, M side sill scuff plates and M alloy pedals, plus power-adjustable sports seats with driver’s side memory, Dakota leather upholstery, Smoke Grey Aluminium Rhombicle trim and black headlining.

    GALLERY: G30 LCI BMW 530i M Sport with M Performance Parts package

     
     
  • BMW 530i and 530e M Sport get M Performance Parts limited edition package from Auto Bavaria – 30 units


    Auto Bavaria is offering a limited edition run of the G30 LCI BMW 5 Series which comes with various M Performance Parts as well as other free gifts.

    Only 30 units of the G30 LCI will be offered with this package, – both the 530e M Sport and the 530i M Sport are available.

    The following are what’s included in the package:

    • BMW M Performance High Gloss Black Kidney Grille
    • BMW M50 Years Wheel Cap
    • BMW M Performance Carbon Fibre Mirror Cover
    • BMW M50 Years Emblem (Front and Rear Bonnet)
    • BMW M Performance Carbon Fibre Steering Cover
    • BMW LED Door Lights Projector
    • BMW Gloss Black Air Duct Trims (Left and Right)
    • BMW M Performance Set of Paddle Shift
    • BMW M Performance Floor Mats
    • BMW Advanced Car Eye 2.0 dashcam
    • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
    • Sttoke Ceramic Reusable Cup
    • Complimentary tinting

    How much will it cost? You’ll be paying RM362,800 for the BMW 530e M Sport plug-in hybrid or RM420,800 for the BMW 530i M Sport. This price includes all of the above plus the five-years unlimited mileage warranty + free scheduled service add-on package.

    Just to compare, the regular 530e costs RM358,217 while the 530i costs RM402,800 – priced with the same 5 years warranty and service upgrade. All prices quoted in this story include SST.

     
     
  • REVIEW: 2021 BMW 5 Series in Malaysia – G30 LCI 530e and 530i M Sport, priced from RM318k to RM368k

    Nothing in life is certain, but there are a few things that are set in stone. You can’t break the laws of physics, for example, and while you can enjoy pineapple on pizza, you best do it in secret, lest you anger the horde of self-proclaimed Italian flatbread purists.

    Here’s another absolute – the BMW 5 Series is the benchmark to which all executive sedans are measured. While Munich is better known for its smaller, more athletic sports sedans, the 5er is often where the company does its best work. The reverence that enthusiasts have towards the landmark E39, which defined a generation of big four-doors, remains to this day.

    The current G30 model bolstered the 5 Series’ leading position, offering a rare depth of ability even in this exalted segment. Equipped with a range of smooth and powerful engines and posessing both a cossetting ride and taut handling, it made mincemeat of the opposition – even if it was a little boring to look at.

    But there’s a new rival on the scene, specifically from Stuttgart – the facelifted W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. To keep the 5 Series on the bleeding edge, BMW has given the car its own nip and tuck, so another drive is needed to assess the competitive order. Is it still at the top? Well, I’ll tell you right now – having honed the business sedan formula to a fine edge, BMW continues to deliver an absolute masterclass.

    Read the full 2021 BMW 5 Series review here.

     
     
  • VIDEO REVIEW: 2021 G30 BMW 530e & 530i M Sport CKD review in Malaysia – priced from RM318k-RM368k

    If you’re looking for a brand new premium executive sedan, you’re probably torn between team Stuttgart and Bavaria. Maybe Gothenburg, too, but no rivalry is fiercer than that of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series, in Malaysia at least.

    Prices are fairly close for shoppers between the two camps. The 530e M Sport starts from RM318k, whereas the equivalent E 200 Avantgarde line starts from RM327k. The more expensive 530i, on the other hand, costs from RM368k, while the E 300 AMG Line retails at RM375k.

    You’ll have to add about RM17k for either 5 Series models to get the five-year unlimited mileage warranty, thus making the Business Athlete a little pricier than their respective E-Class rival. However, the stated price is inclusive of the sales tax exemption (100% off, since they are CKD models), which has been extended to June 30, 2022. Lots of time to decide, then.

    In this review, we’ll take you through the good, the bad, and what separates the 5 Series from the E-Class – vice versa. We’ll touch on driving dynamics, seating comfort, equipment, safety kit, and of course, performance. Is it finally time for F30 3 Series and F10 5 Series owners to upgrade? Well, watch on to find out! You may also browse CarBase.my for a more detailed look at their equipment and specifications.

     
     
  • GALLERY: 2021 BMW 530i M Sport facelift in Malaysia – petrol G30 LCI comes with more kit; RM368,122

    Aside from the facelifted G30 BMW 530e M Sport, we also grabbed photos of the 530i, the more expensive of the two 5 Series variants sold in Malaysia. This purely petrol-powered executive sedan is slower and less powerful but comes with a slightly higher level of standard equipment.

    This increased kit (and the lack of hybrid vehicle incentives) means that the 530i is over RM50,000 dearer than its plug-in hybrid sibling, priced at RM368,122 on-the-road without insurance. This figure includes the sales and service tax (SST) exemption for CKD locally-assembled vehicles and the standard two-year, unlimited-mileage warranty; it’s RM384,942 with a five-year warranty and service package.

    Power comes from the ubiquitous B48 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, producing 252 PS from 5,200 to 6,500 rpm and 350 Nm of torque between 1,450 and 4,800 rpm – all sent to the rear via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Compared to the 530e, the car gets from zero to 100 km/h half a second slower at 6.4 seconds; it also delivers a fuel consumption figure of 6.7 litres per 100 km.

    Just like the 530e, the new 530i gets a raft of exterior changes as part of the Life Cycle Impulse (LCI), or facelift to you and me. The new front fascia incorporates an angular regular-sized double kidney grille, reshaped headlights with L-shaped daytime running lights (the 530i gets the new Laserlight units, identifiable via the blue illuminated “eyebrows”) and three-dimensional taillights with C-shaped graphics.

    The M Sport package on both cars adds larger front air intakes with a U-shaped contour running into the headlights, plus a redesigned rear bumper with a contrasting grey bumper insert and trapezoidal tailpipes. Finishing off the look are 19-inch Y-spoke Style 845 M alloy wheels, with the 530i also coming with a satin aluminium finish on the side window frames and Air Breather vents.

    Not many changes on the inside, save for remapped steering wheel controls, gloss black centre console buttons, redesigned seats for greater comfort, a revamped 12.3-inch instrument display and another 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that is two inches larger than before. The car runs on the BMW Operating System 7.0, featuring larger tiles, over-the-air updates and the Intelligent Personal Assistant voice control.

    As part of the M Sport pack, you get a thicker three-spoke steering wheel, M side sill scuff plates and M alloy pedals, plus power-adjustable sports seats with driver’s side memory, Dakota leather upholstery, Smoke Grey Aluminium Rhombicle trim and black headlining.

    Also now fitted as standard is Parking Assistant Plus with a 360-degree camera system and a three-dimensional view which can be accessed remotely – a huge upgrade over the previous reverse camera. Buying the 530i nets you some extra kit, such as a sunroof, a head-up display and a 16-speaker, 464-watt Harman Kardon sound system.

    Otherwise, standard equipment remains the same as before and includes keyless entry, push-button start, four-zone automatic climate control, powered rear windscreen and manual side window sunshades, auto lights and wipers, auto-dimming mirrors, adaptive dampers and a hands-free powered bootlid.

    Safety-wise, both models come with the Driving Assistant package that includes autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assist and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert. The 530i gets the additional adaptive cruise control with stop and go, previously offered on the initial imported batch of the pre-facelifted G30 but removed on the CKD models.

    The facelifted 5 Series is available in five colours – solid Alpine White and metallic Carbon Black with Cognac upholstery and metallic Phytonic Blue, Sophisto Grey and Bluestone with a black interior. You can also purchase several optional accessories as part of the M Performance Parts catalogue.

    This package consists of a gloss black grille and rear bumper insert, carbon fibre door mirrors and matte black side stripes, side sills, rear spoiler and diffuser. It is priced at RM17,410 but is available with a 10% discount at RM15,712 until December 31.

     
     
  • GALLERY: 2021 BMW 530e M Sport facelift in Malaysia – G30 LCI plug-in hybrid priced at RM317,534

    Continuing with our full live galleries (thanks to showrooms reopening in the Klang Valley), we’re now taking a look at the facelifted G30 BMW 5 Series, launched in May. The refreshed executive sedan is shown here in 530e M Sport plug-in hybrid form, the less expensive of the two variants being offered in Malaysia.

    The 530e retails at RM317,534 on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of the full sales and service tax (SST) rebate for CKD locally-assembled vehicles. As standard, the car comes with a two-year, unlimited-mileage warranty; with the five-year warranty and service package, the price goes up to RM334,354.

    Power comes from a B48 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which in the 530e produces 184 PS from 5,000 to 6,500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque between 1,350 and 4,000 rpm. It’s mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox and a 50 kW (68 PS) electric motor to deliver a total system output of 252 PS and 420 Nm, the same as the outgoing pre-facelifted model.

    New for 2021 is an XtraBoost function that adds another extra 30 kW (41 PS) from the electric motor upon acceleration, temporarily bumping the power figure to 292 PS and enabling the car to get from zero to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds. A larger 12 kWh battery (up from 9.2 kWh) brings a useful improvement in all-electric range, which goes up from 48 km to 67 km; fuel consumption is rated at just 2.3 litres per 100 km combined.

    The G30’s Life Cycle Impulse (LCI, which is what BMW calls a facelift) adds several upgrades to the exterior, including a new front fascia with a more angular double kidney grille. The two nostrils are roughly the same size as before (not comically oversized like recent models) and are flanked by reshaped adaptive LED headlights with L-shaped daytime running lights. Three-dimensional C-shaped taillights feature at the rear.

    The aforementioned M Sport package adds larger front air intakes with a U-shaped contour running into the headlights, plus a redesigned rear bumper with a contrasting grey bumper insert and trapezoidal tailpipes. The 530e also rides on 19-inch Y-spoke Style 845 M alloy wheels.

    Not many changes on the inside, save for remapped steering wheel controls, gloss black centre console buttons, redesigned seats for greater comfort, a revamped 12.3-inch instrument display and another 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that is two inches larger than before. The car runs on the BMW Operating System 7.0, featuring larger tiles, over-the-air updates and the Intelligent Personal Assistant voice control.

    The M Sport kit adds a thicker three-spoke steering wheel, M side sill scuff plates and M alloy pedals, plus power-adjustable sports seats with driver’s side memory, Dakota leather upholstery, Smoke Grey Aluminium Rhombicle trim and black headlining. The LCI model also now comes with the Parking Assistant Plus with a 360-degree camera system and a three-dimensional view which can also be accessed remotely via a smartphone – a huge upgrade over the previous reverse camera.

    The rest of the standard equipment includes keyless entry, push-button start, four-zone automatic climate control, powered rear windscreen and manual side window sunshades, auto lights and wipers, auto-dimming mirrors, adaptive dampers and a hands-free powered bootlid. Safety-wise, the 530e features the Driving Assistant package that includes autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assist and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert.


    The 530e is available in five colours – solid Alpine White and metallic Carbon Black with Cognac upholstery and metallic Phytonic Blue, Bluestone and this Sophisto Grey with a black interior. A number of optional accessories are also available as part of the M Performance Parts catalogue.

    This consists of a gloss black grille and rear bumper insert, carbon fibre door mirrors and matte black side stripes, side sills, rear spoiler and diffuser. It is priced at RM17,410 but is available with a 10% discount at RM15,712 until December 31.

    Exclusive to the 530e is the extended Shadow Line package, which adds a gloss black finish to the grille, side window frames and Air Breather vents to replace the satin aluminium items. The pack retails at RM5,437 but it too comes with a rebate valid until December 31, dropping the price down to RM5,000 excluding labour.

     
     
  • 2021 BMW 5 Series facelift launched in Malaysia – G30 530e and 530i M Sport LCI, RM317,534 to RM368,122

    Having been teased for the better part of two months, the facelifted G30 BMW 5 Series has officially been launched in Malaysia today. As previously reported, the refreshed executive sedan is being offered in 530e plug-in hybrid and 530i variants, both fitted with the M Sport package out of the gate.

    Prices for the locally-assembled models range from RM317,534 for the 530e M Sport to RM368,122 for the 530i M Sport, both on-the-road without insurance inclusive of the sales and service tax (SST) exemption and the standard two-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. These figures are valid until June 30, after which they will increase to RM323,980 and RM378,980 respectively with SST.

    With the extended five-year warranty and free scheduled service package, those prices go up to RM334,354 and RM384,942 respectively (RM340,800 and RM395,800 with SST), which are quite a bit cheaper than previously estimated. They are also a little more expensive than the outgoing models, largely due to an upgraded equipment count which we’ll get into.

    The G30’s Life Cycle Impulse (LCI, which is what BMW calls a facelift) adds several upgrades to the exterior, including a new front fascia with a more angular double kidney grille. The two nostrils are roughly the same size as before (not comically oversized like recent models) and are flanked by reshaped headlights with L-shaped daytime running lights. New three-dimensional taillights with C-shaped graphics feature at the rear.

    The aforementioned M Sport package on both cars adds larger front air intakes with a U-shaped contour running into the headlights, plus a redesigned rear bumper with a contrasting grey bumper insert and trapezoidal tailpipes. Both models come with the same 19-inch Y-spoke Style 845 M alloy wheels, with the 530e also coming with adaptive LED headlights.

    Differentiating the 530i are the more advanced Laserlights which are new to the 5 Series, identifiable by their blue illuminated “eyebrows” instead of white. It also gets a satin aluminium finish on the side window frames and Air Breather vents.

    Not many changes on the inside, save for remapped steering wheel controls, gloss black centre console buttons, redesigned seats for greater comfort, a revamped 12.3-inch instrument display and another 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that is two inches larger than before. The car runs on the BMW Operating System 7.0, featuring larger tiles, over-the-air updates and the Intelligent Personal Assistant voice control.

    The 530e and 530i are nearly identical on the inside, both coming with an M Sport steering wheel, M side sill scuff plates and M alloy pedals, plus power-adjustable sports seats with driver’s side memory, Dakota leather upholstery, Smoke Grey Aluminium Rhombicle trim and black headlining.

    Both cars are also fitted with the Parking Assistant Plus with a 360-degree camera system and a three-dimensional view which can also be accessed remotely – a huge upgrade over the previous reverse camera. The 530i does come with some extra kit, however, such as a sunroof, a head-up display and a 16-speaker, 464-watt Harman Kardon sound system (the 530e receives the 12-speaker, 205-watt BMW HiFi system).

    Otherwise, standard equipment remains the same and includes keyless entry, push-button start, four-zone automatic climate control, powered rear windscreen and manual side window sunshades, auto lights and wipers, auto-dimming mirrors, adaptive dampers and a hands-free powered bootlid.

    Safety-wise, both models come with the Driving Assistant package that includes autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assist and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert. The 530i gets the additional adaptive cruise control with stop and go, previously offered on the initial imported batch of the pre-facelifted G30 but removed on the CKD models.

    Mechanically, the 530i is similar to the previous model. Despite the B48 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine getting higher-pressure fuel injection, outputs are identical at 252 PS from 5,200 to 6,500 rpm and 350 Nm of torque between 1,450 and 4,800 rpm – all sent to the rear via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It gets from zero to 100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and delivers a fuel consumption figure of 6.7 litres per 100 km.

    BMW 530e M Sport, click to enlarge

    The 530e, on the other hand, receives the upgraded powertrain from the 330e, pairing the 184 PS/300 Nm B48 engine (same outputs as the 520i) and eight-speed auto with a 50 kW (68 PS) electric motor. While outputs are the same at 252 PS and 420 Nm, a new XtraBoost function enables the motor to deliver an extra 30 kW (41 PS) upon acceleration, temporarily bumping the power figure to 292 PS.

    As such, the car will get from zero to 100 km/h in only 5.9 seconds. A larger 12 kWh battery (up from 9.2 kWh) brings a useful improvement in all-electric range, which goes up from 48 km to 67 km; fuel consumption is rated at just 2.3 litres per 100 km combined. Another feature that’s new for the 530e this year is an external loudspeaker that plays a sound to alert pedestrians and cyclists at speeds of up to 30 km/h.

    The facelifted 5 Series is available in five colours – solid Alpine White and metallic Carbon Black with Cognac upholstery and metallic Phytonic Blue, Sophisto Grey and Bluestone with a black interior. Additionally, both models are available with a number of optional accessories.

    BMW 530i M Sport, click to enlarge

    The M Performance Parts package (fitted to the white 530e in these images) consists of a gloss black grille and rear bumper insert, carbon fibre door mirrors and matte black side stripes, side sills, rear spoiler and diffuser. It is priced at RM17,410 but is available with a 10% discount at RM15,712 until December 31.

    Exclusive to the 530e is the extended Shadow Line package, which adds a gloss black finish to the grille, side window frames and Air Breather vents to replace the satin aluminium items. The pack retails at RM5,437 but it too comes with a rebate valid until December 31, dropping the price down to RM5,000 excluding labour.

    The facelifted 5 Series will be available at dealerships starting today. With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the 530e can be had from just RM3,778 per month, while the 530i starts from only RM4,388 per month, both with an 80% loan and a five-year tenure. Browse full specifications and equipment of both variants on CarBase.my.

    GALLERY: 2021 BMW 530e M Sport facelift


    GALLERY: 2021 BMW 530i M Sport facelift
    GALLERY: 2021 BMW 5 Series facelift M Performance Parts

     
     
  • 2021 BMW 5 Series facelift revealed – G30 LCI gets new looks, powertrains, 545e xDrive plug-in hybrid

    The G30 BMW 5 Series is one of our favourite cars, deftly blending subtly good looks with a supremely comfortable ride and competent handling. But Munich hasn’t been resting on its laurels, and with its chief rival, the W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, having already been given a comprehensive revamp earlier this year, the company has seen fit to treat one of its core models with a thorough refresh of its own.

    With this Life Cycle Impulse (LCI) facelift, BMW has decided not to mess with a winning formula, unlike what it did with the, ahem, “radical” 7 Series LCI. So the 5 Series retains a “normal” grille, albeit with a more angular octagonal profile and flanked by reshaped headlights. These lamps have a small notch on the bottom edge that is reminiscent of the G20 3 Series, but nothing like as prominent or Peugeot-like.

    Adaptive LED headlights, previously a cost option, are now fitted as standard; buyers can now also specify matrix LED and Laserlight items, both with L-shaped daytime running lights and the option of BMW Individual Shadowline versions with darkened graphics.

    The front bumper has also been re-profiled to be more angular, with the standard version featuring triangular corner air inlets bookending the centre inlet, and the M Sport getting larger intakes and a U-shaped contour leading into the headlights, just like the 3 Series.

    Moving to the rear of the car, the L-shaped LED tail lights gain three-dimensional lenses and C-shaped graphics, which now integrate the main lighting and brake light functions. All models now get twin trapezoidal tailpipes, with standard variants housing them in grey surrounds and the M Sport getting a mildly reshaped bumper with more prominent contours.

    Elsewhere, there are new wheel designs including aerodynamic 20-inch two-tone rollers, plus Phytonic Blue, Tanzanite Blue, Bernina Grey and Aventurine Red hues; there’s also a new red paint option for the M Sport brakes alongside the usual blue. From launch, BMW will also offer an M Sport Edition in Donington Grey (hitherto exclusive to proper M models) with the aforementioned aero alloys, limited to 1,000 units.

    There are far fewer changes on the inside, with the G30 retaining its basic dashboard design rather than the more angular styling of its newer siblings. Still, there are a few tweaks that include repositioned multifunction controls on the steering wheel, standard-fit dual-zone climate control, gloss black centre console buttons and new trim and upholstery options, including perforated Sensatec faux leather.

    The seats have also been modified for improved comfort and come with a more effective ventilation feature, and M Sport and M Performance models can also be hand with the new M multifunction seats. Previously reserved for the M5, they feature increased bolstering and M badging on the integrated headrests.

    As was the case in the months leading up to the facelift, the 5 Series gets the latest BMW Operating System 7.0, sporting a new interface with larger tiles, over-the-air updates and the Intelligent Personal Assistant voice control, plus standard Apple CarPlay and the new Android Auto functionality.

    The G30 LCI also marks the debut of BMW Maps, a new cloud-based navigation system that promises quicker and more precise calculation of routes and arrival times, more frequent real-time traffic updates and an improved search function. The centre infotainment display now measures 10.25 inches as standard, while the top BMW Live Cockpit Professional system has a larger 12.3-inch screen.

    The engine range has been revamped with optimised direct injection for petrol engines and twin turbocharging for all diesels. The 2.0 litre four-cylinder makes 184 PS and 290 Nm in the 520i, 252 PS and 350 Nm in the 530i and 190 PS and 400 Nm in the 520d, whereas the 3.0 litre straight-six produces 333 PS and 450 Nm in the 540i, 286 PS and 650 Nm in the 530d and 340 PS and 700 Nm in the 540d.

    Depending on the market, all these models are offered with a 48-volt mild hybrid system, which adds eight kilowatts (11 PS) of accelerative boost. For now, the range is topped by the M550i, which gets a 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 pushing out 530 PS and 750 Nm. An eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox comes as standard.

    At launch, the sole plug-in hybrid variant will be the 530e, now mating a 184 PS/300 Nm 2.0 litre petrol mill with a more powerful 109 PS/265 Nm electric motor. As before, total system output is rated at 252 PS and 420 Nm, but there’s now an XtraBoost feature that temporarily adds 40 PS, resulting in a heady 292 PS. With a 12 kWh battery, the pure electric range is pegged at between 62 and 67 km.

    November will finally see the addition of the Touring body style to the 530e, but the biggest news is the 545e xDrive that swaps out the four-pot for a 286 PS/450 Nm 3.0 litre straight-six, giving a total system output of 394 PS and 600 Nm. The all-electric range on this variant is rated at between 54 and 57 km.

    These plug-in hybrid models also now come with BMW eDrive Zone, which will automatically detect a low-emission zone and switch the car to pure electric mode, using geo-fencing technology via GPS. They will also be offered with the optional rear Integral Active Steering of their petrol and diesel brethren, now operable at speeds below three kilometres per hour.

    Safety has also been improved, with lane keeping assist (previously warning only) now added to the Driving Assistant package. The upgraded Driving Assistant Professional gains crossing traffic detection for the autonomous emergency braking system, along with a few helpful new features.

    These include Active Navigation Guidance, a feature that shows the lane changes required to stick to the selected route, with the driver then able to perform the lane changes autonomously using Lane Change Assistant. There’s also the Emergency Lane Assistant that can automatically divert the car to the outside of its lane to give way for emergency services in a traffic jam.

    As for parking, the optional Parking Assistant now features the 3 Series’ Reversing Assistant function that enables the car to backtrack where it came. On top of this, the Parking Assistant Professional incorporates the new Drive Recorder function that can record up to 40 seconds of footage using various cameras.


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Last Updated 26 Jan 2023